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40 Fun DIY Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids, From Preschoolers to Big Kids

Thanksgiving crafts for kids


Fun Crafts for kids…

This paper heart wreath is a perfect Valentine’s craft for kiddos. It’s simple and fun to make, and your kids can hang it up around the house or share it with friends.


8. Water Bottle Love Bugs valentines crafts for kids


A recycled water bottle and a few basic craft supplies (craft paint, pipe cleaners and googly eyes) are the only materials you need to make these charming love bugs with your child.

Bonus: If you score a couple glow sticks, too, you can transform the craft into a nightlight to keep bedtime fears at bay.


15. Valentine Ladybug Craft valentines crafts for kids


The only thing cuter than a ladybug craft is one that features your child’s cherubic face front and center. Kids of all ages can help with this cardstock-and-glue stick craft.


Fun Crafts for Kiddos

Glove Monsters

We’ve all got a stash of single gloves just longing to one day find their mates. Let’s be honest, that will probably never happen. Instead, let the kiddos transform them into super silly glove monsters using felt, buttons and other basic craft supplies.


Goldfish Soap

These cute goldfish soaps make great party favors or handmade gifts since they can be crafted in large batches. An adult should handle melting and pouring the soap base, but kids will enjoy dropping in the plastic fish.


Seed Bombs

Put scrap paper to use by upcycling it into these fun and easy seed bombs. Let the kids toss them in the backyard, then watch as beautiful wildflowers appear!


pinecone gnome christmas craft for kids

Pinecone Gnome

The fun thing about this craft is that you get to start it by going on a nature walk. Then, with just a few tweaks, your natural raw materials become a cheerful holiday gnome.

Get the tutorial at Bowdabra »


Chocolate Centerpiece

Use Hershey Kisses wrapped in holiday-color foils to make this ultra-easy project: Cut triangles from scrapbooking paper to represent trees, and let kids poke them into the top of the Kisses with toothpicks. Arrange them on a platter for a table centerpiece that’s homemade, affordable… and delicious, too.

Get the tutorial at It All Started With Paint »




  • Colored or patterned paper (2 – 8.5×11 sheets for each pumpkin)
  • Paper Cutter
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Glue Gun & Hot Glue
  • Sticks
  • Twine
  • Scissors

Get the tutorial at DIY Inspired.

Have fun!!

Create your own tambourine using a pair of paper plates and some jingle bells. Decorate it as you like!

Paper Plate Tambourine craft


  • Two small paper plates (6″ or 7″)
  • Five jingle bells (¾” or 1″)
  • Hole punch
  • Pipe cleaner or twist ties
  • Tempera or poster paint
  • Paint brushes
  • White glue
  • Things to decorate your tambourine with: stickers, craft foam shapes, sequins, glitter glue, etc.

CLICK HERE for Tambourine Instructions

Tin Can Bird Feeder

Get the tutorial at Birds & Blooms.

tin can flower bird feeder

DIY Chia Pet

How to make this cute DIY Chia Pet by Frugal Family Home

Keep the summer boredom away with this fun diy kids craft. This is an easy DIY chia pet that you can make with things you probably already have on hand. Plus you don’t have to use chia seeds. We used wheat grass instead and it turned out so cute.

Baby Yoda Valentine Box

This pint-size favorite captured hearts in The Mandalorian, and now he’ll do the same in your kid’s classroom.

How to make tutorial by Fun Money Mom

baby yoda valentine box

Valentine’s Post Office Mailbox

Enter the most official way to send valentines this year. No postage stamps required.

Tutorial at Lily Ardor

Post Office - Valentine Boxes


  • Cardboard Box
  • Glue gun
  • Blue paint + brush
  • Printable
  • Masking tape
  • Glue stick
  • Ruler
  • Scissors (or knife to cut cardboard)
  • Razor blade

Cookie Cutter Bird Seed Feeders {A Toddler-Friendly Method}


Cookie Cutter Bird Seed Feeders

Cookie Cutter Bird Seed Feeders (a toddler-friendly method)

  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 2 packets of gelatin
  • 2 cups bird seed
  • parchment or wax paper
  • cookie cutters or silicone molds
  • straws cut into 2 inch pieces

Pour the water into a very large mixing bowl.  Add two packages of gelatin and stir until it’s fully dissolved.  Add the bird seed and mix well until everything is evenly coated.

Place cookie cutters/molds onto a parchment-lined tray and scoop seed mixture in until heaping full.  Place another piece of parchment on top of the cookie cutters and press down firmly to pack in all of the seeds.  Remove the top parchment layer and gently poke straw pieces all the way through the seed shapes (be sure not to put them too close to the edges).  Pop the tray into the fridge for a couple of hours to allow the feeders to set.

Later on, remove the tray from the fridge and let sit on the counter to dry out.  Flip the cookie cutters over a few hours later to let the bottoms dry out too.  Let sit for at least 3 – 4 more hours (overnight is best) until the feeders are completely dry.

Gently remove the seed shapes from the molds (they should be fully dry and hard to the touch at this point – if not, allow to dry longer).  Carefully remove the straws and tie a twine loop through the holes.  Hang in your yard and watch the birdies come by for a treat.

Rudolph Tree Ornament

Kids love Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, and this ornament will surely get them excited for the holidays!!

What’s needed: Dark brown card stock, eyes, red pom poms, red pipe cleaners, glue & hole puncher.

To make: Cut head shape from brown card stock or use a circle paper cutter.  Make a hole at the top of the head with a hole punch.  Attach eyes and red pom pom to head with a hot glue gun.  Attach one full size pipe cleaner and shape the top into a hook for hanging.  Use a smaller size pipe cleaner for the antlers.


Mr. Trees Pumpkin Patch…Happy Valley

The Pumpkin Patch…Sauvie Island

Plumper Pumpkin Patch…Portland

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch…Sherwood

Frog Pond Farm…Wilsonville

Ryser`s Farm Pumpkin Patch…Tualatin

Roloff Farms…Hillsboro

Fir Point Farms…Aurora

Bella Organic…Portland

Bushue’s Family Farm…Boring

Vancouver Pumpkin Patch…Vancouver


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How to make a paper mache bowl:

  • need a small bowl – plastic is best.  If no plastic, metal or ceramic will work fine but slide a layer of plastic wrap over it first
  • newspaper – tear into strips
  • make a paper mache paste – 1:1 flour and water
  • dip the newspaper into the paste and layer over the bowl
  • you’ll want many layers (about 5) – the more the better
  • leave to dry overnight
  • gently press out the bowl – if you have a plastic bowl, just give it a bit of a squeeze and it will pop out
  • paint and decorate

How to make a Fortune Teller (cootie catcher)

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National Geographic KIDS

Help Zeus climb Mount Olympus by scaling obstacles and answering questions about ancient Greece

National Geographic Kids


Stretchy Universe Slime Activity

Did you know that our universe is stretching out in all directions? It’s true! Ever since the universe began about 13.8 billion years ago, it’s been stretching out and expanding.  Even today, as we use telescopes to see galaxies far away, we see they are moving away from us. And that’s not all. The farthest galaxies are moving faster than the ones close to us.  This happens because of how the universe began, which we sometimes call the “Big Bang.”  In this activity, you’ll make your own stretchy universe slime.  Click the Picture…
NASA Science Space Place Activity

San Diego Zoo Tiger Cubs

Tiger Cubs at the Park Video

San Diego Zoo Tiger Cubs

Cirque du Soleil

Family Face Paint Tutorial Video

Just in time for Spring: bug out with some Ovo-inspired face paint tutorials that are perfect for kids.

Cirque du Soleil Family Face Paint Tutorial

SeaWorld Penguins

Virtual Video…All About Penguins!

Penguins are some of the most beloved ambassadors at our parks.  There’s something about the way they waddle that makes people smile, and they are always the best dressed for every occasion!  Did you know that a group of penguins on land is called a colony, but a group of penguins floating at sea is called a raft?  Follow along this week as we learn more about penguins…

SeaWorld Penguins Virtual Videos

How to Make Folded Paper Bracelets

Making a folded paper bracelet is a fun way to keep the kids busy and to use up old paintings. Plus, they look so pretty!

Kids DIY How to Make Folded Paper Bracelets

Travel Oregon Coloring Book

The fantastical scenes of Only Slightly Exaggerated are available in line-drawing form, perfect for the artists in your life. All you need is a printer and coloring pencils. Download the coloring book now.

Travel Oregon Coloring Book

Virtual OMSI Science Pub: Physics

APR 14, 2020 | 12:00-2:00PM | Facebook Live

Virtual OMSI Science Pub: Physics APR 14

Michael’s Stores

Fun Family Activities on Facebook Live!

Michael's Stores Facebook Live


Video activities here…

Michael's Crafty Kids

Smithsonian Learning Lab

Fun Stuff for Kids and Teens

Color Our Collections…

Calling all coloring enthusiasts! #ColorOurCollections is back and we have a brand new coloring packet!

Smithsonian Libraries crayons and coloring sheets

Art Robots…

In this activity collection, you’ll learn how to create your very own art-making robot–an ArtBot!

Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old)

Smithsonian Learning Lab Art Robots

Oregon Zoo live video and home activity resources

We’re bringing the Oregon Zoo to you on Facebook Live!

Go behind the scenes to meet animals and connect with our animal care staff. Tune in for new videos every week on our Facebook page or watch on YouTube. After each live video, learn more about these animals and how to help them. The activities, developed by our award-winning education team, are aimed at children ages K–5 (but we invite animal lovers of all ages to join in the fun!)

Oregon Zoo Streaming Videos

Virtual OMSI Science Pub: Cat Behavior

APR 7, 2020 | 6:30-8:30PM | Facebook Live

Go to OMSI’s main facebook page at 6:15pm. Here’s a link: You DO NOT need to have a Facebook account to watch the live stream. Also, watch for scammers trying to get you to sign up for the event. OMSI will NOT send you a request to sign up to view the Facebook Live event.

If you are unable to join us on Facebook, we will post the video to OMSI’s Youtube channel following the day.

Each event will begin with our 10 question trivia game. Grab a pencil and paper and compete against your family! We will also host Q&A after the lecture. In order to ask a question, all you have to do is comment on Facebook.

Virtual OMSI Science Pub: Cat Behavior

Welcome to NASA Kids’ Club.

NASA provides a safe place for children to play as they learn about NASA and its missions.

On this site, you will find games of various skill levels for children pre-K through grade 4. These games support national education standards in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. See the Game Descriptions and National Education Standards.

The NASA Kids’ Club Picture Show is an image gallery of some of NASA’s coolest and most interesting pictures. They may be used as conversation starters or writing prompts to lead children in discussions about STEM-related topics and current events.

The Now in Space slideshow introduces young explorers to the crew currently orbiting Earth on the International Space Station.

NASA Kids Club